Thank you to Champaign Park District for sponsoring this edition of the Weekend Planner.
Celebrate the Champaign-Urbana community this weekend at Champaign-Urbana Days, held at the newly remodeled Douglass Park! Live entertainment, children’s activities, sports tournaments, tasty food and more! Highlights include inflatables, face painting, and a caricaturist.
This is a FREE event (food available for purchase). Happening Friday, 6-9 pm and Saturday, 11 am-8 pm. Visit the Champaign Park District website for details on this event and many others.
This is the last weekend before school begins for many schools in and around Champaign-Urbana. Our Back to School Guide has all the info you need to know to plan for the new school year.
Of course there are outdoor concerts, fairs and festivals, free/cheap movies and summer fun to be found in Champaign-Urbana. Don’t let the school prep hold you back from enjoying it all to the fullest!
Our next playdate in the Christie Clinic Summer Playdate Series is happening, too, on Friday, August 9, 10-11:30 a.m. at West Side Park. Special activities will be provided by our friends from CIBM Bank, Biggby Coffee, Leaders for Life, and Lodgic.
Thanks again to the Champaign Park District for sponsoring our Weekend Planner.
Without further ado, our picks for the weekend:
Where: West Side Park
Event begins: 08/09/2019
Why you should go: chambanamoms.com and Christie Clinic have joined forces to host six FREE playdates at six awesome locations this summer! Join us on our fifth playdate of the summer at West Side Park (400 W. University Ave) in Champaign. We’ll be there on Friday, August 9th from 1o:00 – 11:30 a.m. for our playdate. Special activities will be provided by our friends from CIBM Bank, Biggby Coffee, Leaders for Life, and Lodgic.
What: Champaign-Urbana Days
Where: Douglass Park
Event begins: 08/09/2019
Why you should go: Celebrate the “Chambana” Community at Champaign-Urbana Days! Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 11am-8pm. Enjoy live music, sports competitions, senior activities, food trucks, and more! Free admission; food and merchandise will be for sale.
And much more to choose from, too…
Where: Memorial Stadium
Event begins: 08/10/2019
Why you should go: One of our favorite nights of the year! Come out to Memorial Stadium to see the new "Aladdin" movie while you and your family relax on the field. Also, don't forget about the football practice open to the public from 4-6pm, followed by photos and autographs with the team from 6-7pm. Movie begins at 7pm!
Where: Champaign Public Library
Event begins: 08/08/2019
Why you should go: Books and food—what could be sweeter? Enjoy delicious dishes and icy treats from a variety of local vendors. The Champaign Public Library will have live music on the lawn and the food trucks will be set up in the library parking lot. Everyone is welcome at this community-wide celebration!
Kokushi Midwest Judo is Champaign’s premier martial arts academy for the family. Judo is a great way for kids to burn off some energy after spending a long day in school. Kids will learn how to fall, how to defend themselves, how to work with others, and how to achieve their goals. They will go home happy, tired and wanting more!
Check out Kokushi Midwest Judo’s BACK TO SCHOOL special: Buy a judo uniform from Kokushi Midwest Judo and get your first month of tuition for free. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.